Imagine a paperless briefcase while you have all your documents within reach with a touch of just one button. Utopia? No, this is the QUE (pronounced 'Q').
The QUE was presented this past week at the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas by Plastic Logic as the world's first proReader.
The device, which is impossibly thin, was designed for the mobile business professional who needs to be able to have access to his docs at any time and in any place. The QUE works with any smartphone, pc and Mac through WIFI or bluetooth and can hold up to 35,000 documents (4 GB version) or 75,000 documents (8 GB version).
Besides access to files, the user also has access to his/her email, read news papers and magazines and can download (B&N) ebooks onto it. All of this is done by swiping and pressing that one button. "Don't print it, Que it!", is one of the slogans.
The QUE device is made entirely of plastic and uses unique trueVue technology for that richer and lighter reading experience.
The selling price is $ 649 for the 4 GB and $ 799 for the 8 GB and will be released April 15th (can be pre-ordered now).
The QUE proreader is only sold in the USA but US Unlocked makes it possible to own a QUE if you do not live in the US.
Here are the steps:
Firstly, if you haven't already: sign up with US Unlocked.
Purchasing a QUE:
1) Register your shipment on the Ship It page of the US Unlocked website to be provided with the US shipping address for this order.(you can also add purchases from other websites to the same shipment) 2) Choose the QUE that is right for you. 3) Use the address that was provided to you by US Unlocked for both the shipping AND the billing address on the B&N website, while using your own credit card data. 5) Submit the order and wait for your order confirmation (please forward to email@example.com) 6) You are notified of the receipt at the US Unlocked warehouse. After payment of the international shipping cost your QUE is sent to you. (the estimated shipping weight for the QUE is 4lbs).
Many users prefer to use the personal shopping service as well where US Unlocked simply pre-orders the QUE for you.
Check out this demo video